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The Difference Between Failing and Being a Failure

I was living in Texas when O.A. Bum Phillips was the coach of the Houston Oilers. We were big fans. This week Bum Phillips died and I was reminded once again of how much we enjoyed his homespun wisdom. I googled Bum Phillips Quotes and ran across this bit of pure wisdom: “You fail all

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Using Improv to Teach Language

Published on October 18, 2013 by in Uncategorized

I had a great time last night at Vida teaching the intermediate English as a second language class. Several weeks ago I discovered a book by Matthew McMillion on using improv to teach foreign languages. I have been using his concepts for some time, but had hesitated to use his suggestion of simply giving a

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Busy Fall

Published on October 11, 2013 by in Uncategorized

It has been a long time since I updated my blog. Did you miss me? Well, here are a few things I’ve been up to lately: In late September I  provided a two day mediation and conflict resolution skills training to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Infant Toddler Program; Then, on October 3,  it

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